Mrs Lisa Brown
Welcome to the Meriden website.
I am thrilled you are spending time learning more about our wonderful school.
There are many aspects of Meriden that give me considerable pleasure. These include the girls’ love of learning, the wonderful results of the girls in all subject areas, the diversity of the school community, and the excellence of the School in cocurricular areas such as music, sport, debating, community service and public speaking, amongst many others.
However, the most impressive feature of the School is the girls themselves! They exercise their talents and skills to lead the School, work to make a positive contribution to their immediate and wider communities, and demonstrate vast amounts of school spirit, collegiality and friendliness. It is expected that Meriden girls will care for one another, and they do.
Year 12 girls graduate from Meriden as confident, articulate and compassionate young women, ready to make a positive impact on the world as leaders and global citizens. Their teachers and I follow their post-school pathways with enormous pride!
I warmly invite you to visit Meriden and experience our impressive School.
Meet Mrs Brown
Mrs Brown commenced at Meriden in 2004.
Educated in Sydney, Mrs Brown completed a Bachelor of Education majoring in Physical and Health Education at the University of Wollongong. She then completed a Master of Education specialising in Management and Human Resource Development at the University of Sydney.
Mrs Brown began teaching in the western suburbs of Sydney before starting as the Sports Coordinator at Meriden in 2004, where she also taught Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. She became a Year Coordinator in 2012 which allowed her to develop her interest in student wellbeing, with her cohort graduating from Meriden in 2016. This led to positions as Assistant to the Head of Senior School and the Dean of Cocurricula, where she oversaw and developed the broad cocurricular program at Meriden.
In 2020 Mrs Brown was appointed Head of Campus, a role which oversaw the day to day running of the Senior School and which was instrumental to the School’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an experienced PDHPE teacher Mrs Brown is passionate about the health and wellbeing of students and staff. She also continues to further her academic qualifications, having commenced a PhD through Western Sydney University in 2021.
Well-known for her sense of humour and approachable nature, Mrs Brown feels honoured and humbled to be the Principal of Meriden. She has devoted her career to the education of young women and believes that teaching is the most noble of professions, and that schools should be joyous places of discovery and vast opportunity.